QUINOA: What is it?

June 1, 2006 at 11:00 am Leave a comment


Pronunciation: KEEN-wah. This ancient seed was a staple of the Incas. It cooks quickly and has a mild flavor and a delightful, slightly crunchy, texture. It’s got a lot of the amino acid lysine, so it provides a more complete protein than many other cereal grains. It comes in different colors, ranging from a pale yellow to red to black. Rinse quinoa before using to remove its bitter natural coating.

from The Cook’s Thesaurus

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Entry filed under: Ingredients.

ARTICLES: Sojourners FUSION: Quinoa Soup

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